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Citadel, Aleppo: 49 reviews and 140 photos

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One of the most striking features of the Citadel is the ramped bridge and the six tall arches supporting it. The bridge leads to the upper tower gate and crosses over the moat which surrounds the hill. The man-made moat was once filled with water and was designed to enhance the Citadel's defence system. Both the bridge and the moat date from the 12th century, during the Ayyubid period of rule.

UPDATE: In August 2012, parts of the 12th century ramp suffered severe damage as a result of the reckless fighting between Bashar al-Assad's army and the Free Syrian Army.

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  • Updated Oct 20, 2012
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